Traveling Photographer Equipment

How long is the Traveling Photographer equipment list?

My clients often inquire about camera equipment. They'll ask what I use or what's a good camera to buy? I tell them the skill of the magician is more important than the magic wand he uses.

My list of camera bodies, lenses, and accessories is too long. Cameras in particular become "outdated" so fast. I "force myself" into buying new camera equipment all the time.

I have more camera gear than I need but I enjoy experimenting with photography gadgets, even when I am not shooting professionally.

I've even written quite a few reviews on various camera gadgets over the years. 


Traveling Photographer Equipment History

There were several other cameras I used, but I got the most use out of these 4 cameras, early on in my photography career.

First Camera EverFirst Ever
Beseler Topcon Auto 100-My First SLRFirst SLR
Minolta XD-11 - My First New SLRFirst NEW SLR
Traveling Photographer Wedding CameraWedding Camera

I think just about everybody remembers their first car and their first kiss. Photographers always remember their first camera.

I can still hear as a kid the kerplunk sound of the mechanical shutter on my 35mm Topcon and I can still smell the odor of the chemicals in my basement darkroom.


My Three Most Often Used Cameras

I use a Canon 5D Mark III for almost all of my portrait sessions.  

I use my Canon 70D when I want to go a little smaller and lighter.

My G1X Mark II fits in my pocket or in a small waist-level camera bag and that;s the camera I'll use when I am being social.

Now I own a lot of Canon DSLR Accessories.

I've got 8 bags and cases,  7 leaping lenses, 6 fantastic filters, 5 terrific tripods, 4 flash guns, 3 DSLRs, 2 perfect powerpacks, and one Traveling Photographer minivan. 

My Newest Lens Purchase

Unlikely that I'll use it very often for portraits, I just purchased a 150-600mm zoom lens from Tamron. Reluctantly, I sold my Canon 400mm prime lens for the 4x zoom versatility of the Tamron.

There might be a few instances where I'll only be able to shoot a portrait from a great distance, but for now it's most likely going to be used for wildlife and bird photography.

I wrote a full review on the Tamron 150-600 and you can read it here.


Traveling Photographer MinivanTraveling Photographer Minivan


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